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Backpack Writing (Pearson English Value Textbook)

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Backpack Writing uses written instruction and visual tools to teach how to read, write, and research effectively for different purposes in a brief travel-friendly format.  

Lester Faigley’s clear and inviting teaching style and Dorling Kindersley’s accessible and striking design combine to give the reader a textbook that shows them what readers and writers actually do.  Unique, dynamic presentations of reading, writing, and research processes in the text bring writing alive for students and speak to readers with many learning styles.  Throughout the book, the reader is engaged and learning, with such notable features as “process maps” to guide students through the major writing assignments, extensive examples of  sample “Writers at work,” and diverse, distinctive reading selections.'

Synopsis:

Backpack Writing uses written instruction and visual tools to teach how to read, write, and research effectively for different purposes in a brief travel-friendly format.  

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE WRITER AS EXPLORER

 

1.Making Discoveries

Look with new eyes

Find a territory

Use guides

 

2.Reading to Explore

Become a critical reader

Look with a critical eye

Read actively

Recognize fallacies

Respond as a reader

 

3.Planning a Journey

Determine your direction

Write a thesis

 

4.Returning and Revising

Evaluate your draft

Respond to others

Pay attention to details last

 

5.Communicating Visually

Communicate with visuals and words

Know when to use images and graphics

Create tables, charts, and graphs

Understand typography

 

PART 2: THE WRITER AS GUIDE

 

6.Writing Effectively in College

Understand the demands of writing in college

Think about your aim

Think about your genre

Think about your audience

Think about your credibility

Think about building on the work of others

 

Write to Reflect

7.Reflections

Writing reflections

An effective reflection

Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Some Lines for a Younger Brother . . .

 

How to read reflections

Lee Conell, My Dropout Boyfriend Kept Dropping In

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue

 

How to write a reflection

Student example

Janine Carter, The Miracle Quilt

Projects

 

8.Informative Essays

Reporting information

Effective informative writing

Samuel Wilson, The Emperor’s Giraffe

 

How to read informative writing

Lori Gottlieb, How Do I Love Thee?

       Chip Walter, Affairs of the Lips, Why We Kiss

How to write to inform

Student example

Lakshmi Kotra, The Life Cycle of Stars

Projects

 

Write to Analyze

9.Rhetorical Analyses

Writing to analyze

Writing a rhetorical analysis

Writing a visual analysis

An effective analysis

Tim Collins, Straight from the Heart

 

How to read analyses

David T.Z. Mindich, “The Collapse of Big Media: The Young and the Restless”

Volkswagen Beetle

 

How to write an analysis

Student example

Kelsey Turner, Biting the Hands That Feed America

Projects

 

10.Causal Analysis

Writing to analyze causes

An effective causal analysis

Stentor Danielson, Pesticides, Parasite May Cause Frog Deformities

 

How to read causal analyses

Stephanie Coontz, The Future of Marriage

Emily Raine, Why Should I Be Nice To You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service

 

How to write a causal analysis

Student example

Sean Booker, Borrowing Bling: The Appeal of Hip-hop to Young White Men

Projects

 

Write Arguments

11.Evaluations

Writing to evaluate

An effective evaluation

Lefteris Pavlides, The Aesthetics of Wind Power

 

How to read evaluations

Danah Boyd, Web 2.0 Forum: Knowledge Access as a Public Good

Stephanie Rosenbloom, The Nitpicking Nation

 

How to write an evaluation

Student example

Rashaun Giddens, Stop Loss or “Loss of Trust”

Projects

 

12.Arguments for a Position

Writing a position argument

An effective position argument

Ted Koppel, Take My Privacy, Please!

 

How to read position arguments

Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Mark Winne, When Handouts Keep Coming, the Food Line Never Ends

 

How to write a position argument

Student example

Chris Nguyen, Speech Doesn’t Have to Be Pretty to Be Protected

Projects

 

13.Proposal Arguments

Making a proposal argument

An effective proposal argument

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

 

How to read proposal arguments

Richard Nixon, Building the Interstate Highway System

Michael Pollan, Why Bother?

 

How to write a proposal argument

Student example

Kim Lee, Let’s Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All

Projects

 

PART 3: The Writer as Researcher

 

14.Planning Research

Analyze the research task

Ask a question

Determine what you need

Draft a working thesis

 

15.Finding and Evaluating Sources

Find information in databases

Construct effective searches

Locate elements of a citation

Find information on the Web

Evaluate Web sources

Find visual sources online

Find books

Find journal articles

Evaluate print sources

 

16.Writing the Research Paper

Plan your organization

Avoid plagiarism

Quote sources without plagiarizing

Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing

Incorporate quotations

Incorporate visuals

 

17. MLA Documentation

Elements of MLA documentation

Entries in the works-cited list

In-text citations in MLA style

Books in MLA-style works cited

Periodicals in MLA-style works cited

Web sources in MLA-style works cited

Other sources in MLA-style works cited

Sample MLA paper

George Abukar, It’s Time to Shut Down the Identity Theft Racket

 

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205743490
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Author:
Faigley, Lester
Author:
Faigley, Lester B.
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Faigley Series Pearson English Value Textbook Series
Publication Date:
July 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7.9 x 0.6 in 667 gr

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